The Alamedan’s $20,000 Challenge: Taking some time off ... for fundraising

The Alamedan’s $20,000 Challenge: Taking some time off ... for fundraising

Michele Ellson

I'm taking a few days off from writing so I can log some quality time on one of the most important tasks facing any nonprofit organization: fundraising. Specifically, I'll be working on a new sponsorship program that will allow companies and local businesses to show their support for Alameda and for the local news we need to be informed and engaged local citizens. Stay tuned for more information on that next month.

Before I sign off, though, I want to offer my thanks to all of our recent donors: Anne Bevan, Ann L. McCormick, Scott and Sheryl Sheppard, Marilyn J. Pomeroy, our own Morton Chalfy, William Pai, Jessica Lindsey, Irene Dieter, Chuck Kapelke, Earleen Hamlin, Terry Flippo and Richard Hausman. Your contributions help us keep tabs on City Hall, the schools, Alameda Point and more - heck, we couldn't do this without you.

If you'd like to join this list of outstanding folks - well, that's easy to do. You can make your contribution online or write a check made out to our project sponsor Community Initiatives (with Alameda Community News Project in the register), 354 Pine Street Suite 700, San Francisco, CA 94104.

Thanks as always for keeping local news alive, and I'm always happy to take your questions, tips and suggestions at We'll be back Monday with more news.